This title is granted upon recommendation of an Active and Life Members in the College by a current Fellow. The ACOEP Board of Directors is responsible for granting recognition of this title.
Applications for Fellowship and Distinguished Fellowship are due March 1st every year.
Criteria for the nomination includes:
- Current certification in emergency medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) or American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).
- Continuous membership in ACOEP for 5 years prior to nomination. Resident membership is included in this five-year period.
- Documented attendance at two ACOEP General Membership Meetings in the five year period prior to application. Only the member's signature on the attendance sheet for the membership meeting will be accepted as proof of meeting attendance.
- Attendance at two ACOEP-sponsored national CME meetings in the five-year period prior to application for Fellowship (these may include: ACOEP's Intense Review; Oral Board Review, New Frontiers in Toxicology; or the Scientific Assembly)-you must be a registered participant to utilize for this qualification.
- Publication of scientific articles or reference materials in the field of emergency medicine, in nationally peer-review periodicals with references to the publication in which the article was published.
- Past or present membership on an ACOEP Committee.
- Past or present membership on the ACOEP Board of Directors.
- Faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine at an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine or College of Medicine accredited by the AOA or AMA, respectively.
- Active involvement in the leadership and education in EMS, including but not limited to:
- EMT, First Responder, EMD, and/or paramedic training
- Working as a Medical Director of a Community EMS System
- Participation in local disaster planning and implementation
- Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director or faculty member.
- Advanced academic degree or fellowship training.
- Having made a significant contribution to the speciality of emergency medicine in the osteopathic profession.